Any and every organization in the United States could suffer from risks associated with cyber threats, as we saw over the past year with the increase in cyber incidents. Recently, both public and private entities in Ukraine suffered from a series of cyber incidents, including website defacement and potentially destructive malware on their systems. This form of destructive malware is especially concerning because it is like malware deployed in past ransomware attacks that caused significant damage. Managed Service Providers especially need to be diligent in their security measures to ensure their client information is kept secure in the event of a cyber incident.
CISA intends “to ensure that senior leaders at every organization in the United States are aware of critical cyber risks and take urgent, near-term steps to reduce the likelihood and impact of a potentially damaging compromise. All organizations, regardless of sector or size, should immediately implement the steps outlined”. View the recommended steps and make sure your organization is taking the necessary precautions to reduce the likelihood and impact of a cyber threat.